“The Spirit Of Jewelry Design”
Name: Sarah Tariverdian
Current City: Paris, France
Fashion Schools: HTW Berlin, École Boulle Paris
APG: What was the catalyst for the development of your point of view? Did your point of view as an artist slowly grow, being methodically crafted or did it come to you as an epiphany?
Sarah: I was inspired by the 90s Anti-Fashion movement that re-invented fashion as an industry in a very new way. Today, I am still motivated by this spirit to question developments in fashion and produce my very individual lines.
APG: You said that you gain your inspiration from nature and the dichotomy between transience and eternity. Can you go deeper into this?
Sarah: What fascinates me about nature is the process of transience. It is the specific state of an item that I want to capture and eternalise. I try to reflect this in my designs using these details in their imperfection.
APP: You have stated that in your creative process you are “Expressing Transcendental concepts in the material way”. Does this mean, that the shapes your jewelry take, are borrowed from a spiritual realm? Can you tell us about this process? Is it a form of meditation?
Sarah: I try to capture feelings, sensations or emotions and express the spirituality in a material form, an object, a small sculpture, a jewel.
APG: What significance does the name “Bandits” play in your concept?
Sarah: My brand BANDITS equally represents the spirit to create your very own thing, a sort of rebel attitude.
APG: Your SS17 collection is more deconstructed than your collection from 2016, can you tell us the inspiration for this transition?
Sarah: The idea is construction-deconstruction, to show the contrast between a precious metal like silver and concrete. On some pieces u can find rough diamonds which are setted directly in the concrete.
APG: We understand you keep your gemstones in it’s rough and natural state. Can you explain the concept behind this idea?
Sarah: I mainly use materials such as gemstones in their natural states without destroying their forms. I also use irregular forms in metals so they can take full effect. I prefer to work with imperfection and asymmetry because of their aesthetic value and because I believe people can find themselves in irregular and asymmetric forms, simply because the world itself is mostly imperfect.
APG: Is there a special place for you to find your inspiration for your jewelry? What is the main inspiration for your SS17 collection?
Sarah: I can find my inspiration everywhere, in any situation, searching for new inspiration is a permanent process that I cannot plan. The idea of my new collection for example i found on my way, a building in outlines of demolition.
APG: What is the mindset of a Sarah Tari collector?
Sarah: Be true to your own style and dont let others’ judgement rule your life!
APG: Do you think fashion artists should be creatively vocal about politics, eco-sustainability and social causes?
Sarah: I think you should make a statement, not with your designs but with the choice of partners of services. You should consider the companies’ ways of production including their social and environmental accountability.
APG: Sarah, the team here at APG & Grimoire-C Magazine, would like to thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. When we came across your Jewelry Designs with their strong esthetic point of view we knew we had to share your story and designs in an interview. It was a pleasure getting to know you through this process and we all wish you much success. Please keep us up to date as to the future evolutions of your Bandits line.